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Here you will find hotel trends, news and reviews. As a travel writer, I stay in lots of hotels and am always looking for properties with functional yet innovative design, cutting-edge technology and outstanding service.

Here is my current list of favorite hotels that meet and exceed the above criteria:
NEW Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card Offers: Up to 100,000 Points
SPG Credit Card

The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Cards from American Express finally have awesome new welcome bonuses after offering only cash back when signing up for the card for quite a few months. So glad to see points offers come back! New applicants can now earn 100,000 points on The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American… Continue reading

How to Use the Hilton Digital Key
How to use Hilton's Digital Key via @GotoTravelGal

After staying at a Hilton Suites and trying the uber-cool Hilton digital key for the first time, I wanted to share my tips for how to make best use of this great technology. What Is a Digital Key? Many national hotel brands, including Hilton, Marriott and Starwood, are using digital keys, which essentially allow you to… Continue reading

ACME Hotel Chicago: Get Funky in the Windy City
My Favorite Hotels: ACME Hotel Chicago via @GotoTravelGal

My family loves to visit Chicago, because it’s just a couple-hour drive from our home in northwest Indianapolis. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Chicago in summer and at Christmas. One of our very favorite Chicago hotels is ACME Hotel Chicago, because is a far cry from the standard boring chain hotel…. Continue reading

29 Awesome Things to Do in Chicago This Summer
Things to do in Chicago

Chicago is one of my family’s favorite destinations, as it’s just a two-and-a-half hour drive from our home in Indianapolis. There are so many things to do in Chicago that you’d never get bored: shopping, deep dish pizza, museums, architecture and so much more! Visiting the city was my first “vacation” once I graduated from… Continue reading

Exciting Details on the New Luxury SPG Credit Card Coming in August!
Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs

Details are now available on the new SPG credit card, which will be available in August 2018. The SPG credit cards are some of my very favorites, as we’ve used them to book tickets to see a Chicago Cubs game from the SPG luxury suite at Wrigley Field, score second row seats to see “School… Continue reading

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